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Jimmy Kimmel Discovers That Some People Believe Godzilla is Based on a True Story: VIDEO

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With Godzilla sitting comfortably as box office king this week, Jimmy Kimmel had the perfect opportunity to trick bystanders into giving their thoughts on Hollywood glamorizing the terrible and true story of the giant lizard attack on Tokyo that killed more than 100,000 people back in 1954.



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  1. "Arnt't they extinct?" Jimmy Kimmel does some good stuff.
    I like watching the old Godzilla movies on T.V. The Japanese speaking people in Tokyo are dubbed speaking English and it's wildly out of sync with the words they're saying. Good for a laugh!

    Posted by: David From Canada | May 20, 2014 9:50:24 PM

  2. Gay man Raymond Burr (who went on to star as television's Perry Mason and Ironside) was in the American cut of the Japanese original in the role of an American journalist.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | May 20, 2014 10:29:37 PM

  3. My wish is to live in this country during a time when STUPIDITY is not rewarded.

    Posted by: Tre | May 20, 2014 11:45:28 PM

  4. @David From Canada : its not out of sync if you watch the original Godzilla movie instead of the American version. The original was a far better movie.

    Read http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/10788996/Godzilla-why-the-Japanese-original-is-no-joke.html to see why (and some of the history for the original film,)

    They sanitized it for an American audience, hence all the scenes with Raymond Burr as a radio announcer - the undertones in the original were too hot to handle politically at the time so a lot of scenes were cut.

    Posted by: Bill | May 21, 2014 12:53:24 AM

  5. I really like the lady at the end.

    TV should have more real people like her, and less fake shiny artificial people.

    Posted by: Really | May 21, 2014 1:04:53 AM

  6. Do the producers of this show pay Towleroad to show their clips so frequently?

    Posted by: Dan Antimony | May 21, 2014 3:28:29 AM

  7. TRE,
    I don't think the folks interviewed here are stupid. For me, there are two (somewhat sinister) take-aways from this:

    (1) The media's power to influence. People, perhaps especially young, minority people, and liable to believe or at least not-contest claims made by a white, educated professional trailed by the videocamera and microphone of a well-known media outlet.

    (2) Education systems in the USA are lacking. Remember that all people are born ignorant, and it is through education and experience that this original ignorance is replaced with knowledge .

    Posted by: Rafael | May 21, 2014 8:32:12 AM

  8. My wish is for world peace.

    Posted by: parkrunner | May 21, 2014 9:18:50 AM

  9. Yes, the lady at the end was adorable.

    I've always known that Godzilla wasn't real, but I've wanted to meet King Kong for years. I've had a crush on sexy Kong for over 50 years.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 21, 2014 10:55:01 AM

  10. The mixture of ignorance and retardation makes it too hurtful to even laugh.
    The worst part is even if you had given some education to these morons, they would simply repeat things they were induced to say by memory, their brains unable to stop and think for themselves.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | May 21, 2014 3:12:42 PM

  11. If they'd have stopped me I'd have asked if they work for Fox News.

    BTW: Rafael....very well said.

    Posted by: John | Jun 4, 2014 9:21:27 PM

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